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nomination, Sharkpack Review’s 2014 Prospero Prize, and 2015 and 2016 Best of the Net nominations. Akua Lezli Hope is a creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, and metal to create poems, patterns, stories, music, ornaments, wearables, adornments and peace whenever possible. Her awards include two Artists Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Ragdale U.S.Africa Fellowship, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from The National Endowment for The Arts. Her manuscript, Them Gone, won Red Paint Hill’s Editor’s Prize to be published in 2016. She won the 2015 Science Fiction Poetry Association’s short poem award. A paraplegic, she’s started a paratransit nonprofit so that she can get around her country town. James Croal Jackson graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with degrees in film and creative writing. Some of his poems have recently appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Glassworks, and Ping-Pong. He recently moved from Los Angeles, California, to Columbus, Ohio. Find more of his work at jimjakk.com. Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, WA, and is the founder of Seven Circle Press (www.sevencirclepress.com). His own work has been published widely in such places as The Foundling Review, The Devilfish Review, The Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific Review and Gravel. More about him and his work can be found at www.sethjani.com Jeff Jeppesen is a Pushcart-nominated, Georgia-based writer. His work can be found in Space and Time, Every Day Poets, Strange Horizons, Shot Glass Journal, The Linnet’s Wings and other print and online journals. Mike Jurkovic’s poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming in 400 literary magazines, but have yet to generate any reportable income. Chapbooks: Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014), Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010). Anthologies: WaterWrites & Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from CAPS, available at www.callingallpoets.net www.theground.town SoundCloud, YouTube. Music features, interviews & CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine & the Van Wyck Gazette. He loves Emily most of all. www.mikejurkovic.com Olivia J. Kiers lives in B